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Media and Communication (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

University of Winchester

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UCAS CODE: P30X

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

- A strong focus on the convergence of old and new media, including social networking- Develop as a critical thinker and master the art of how to communicate creatively- Access outstanding industry-standard facilities in our Multimedia Centre, including two HD TV studios with green screens, a newsroom, and a computerised radio studioWhatever the platform, media is at the centre of our daily experience and the ways in which we communicate with each other. Our dynamic and focused Media and Communication programme equips you to analyse the media and think critically about its social and political impacts, while giving you the chance to develop practical solutions for work-relevant projects.Our outstanding Media and Communication department of widely published experts help you to develop a strong understanding of the media industries and trends in media culture and communication. And we leave no stone unturned — this programme gives you the broadest possible choice of optional modules, from Social Media and Feature Writing to News Media and Branding in Advertising.Our state-of-the-art multimedia facilities, which include two HD TV studios and a computerised radio studio, and strong links with local employers, such as independent film producers, radio stations and newspapers, can help you build a combination of practical and transferable skills, creative thinking and applied academic knowledge so that you stand out in a competitive job market.The Foundation Year (first year of study) gives you the chance to commence your studies with us if you have not quite achieved the degree qualifications required or if you feel you would benefit from the opportunity to develop your study skills and subject knowledge prior to embarking on your degree. Through a range of engaging, small-group lessons and practical placements, you will be equipped with the academic, professional and personal skills to help you succeed at university. Modules will cover broad topics as well as an introduction to your chosen subject area. You will also have the opportunity to study alongside students undertaking a range of degree programmes.Year 1 introduces you to the academic study of media, developing core skills and understanding in the use of media across a variety of contexts. There is a particular focus upon the impact of digital technologies as new and old media converge.In Year 2, you take core modules in media and communication theory and research methodologies, and can choose from a range of optional modules, including Media Campaign Management and Analysing Journalism. The Work Placement module allows you to prepare for your future in the world of work.In the final year, you undertake an Extended Independent Study on a topic of your choice. A variety of optional modules include a blend of academic courses and those offering further practical experience relating to various aspects of media, audio, journalism and social media.Graduates leave Winchester armed with a key set of flexible skills. They go on to work in a wide range of careers in journalism, media management, social media, public relations, fashion, advertising, communications, HR, education, management and public service.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,800per year

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 48

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language

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University information

University of Winchester

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 97 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    105 52%

    77th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    74th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    47th

    7

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